Romper Stomper: episode guide

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Episode 1.05
Monday, January 01, 2018 (Stan)
Written by James Napier Robertson
Directed by Daina Reid

Both sides become focused on George Anabasis, a centrist politician with influence over a controversial Muslim immigration bill. Laila seeks his protection. Kane's attention is diverted by his feelings for Zoe and a potential deal with Marco.

With Kane ascendant in Patriot Blue and Antifasc on the run, the action broadens to both groups’ wider social and political links. George Anabasis, a moderate independent politician the key to a hot- button federal bill seeking to limit immigration from Muslim countries. The old guard reveals their hand and Vic tells Kane of the next stage in the plan: to assassinate Anabasis, because he’s a “centrist” trying to invoke chaos, not necessarily to impact the vote. The assassin will be an old ally of Vic’s with nothing to lose and an opportunity to bring long-fermenting ambitions to fruition.

The panicking Antifasc are also targeting Anabasis, through his family relationship with Petra they are seeking his help. Laila, who has been on the run since Jago’s death, appeals to Farid, and he steps in with a plan to meet Anabasis and bargain for her protection.

Just as all roads are leading to Anabasis, Kane becomes preoccupied with a closer danger. He is feeling the pull of love with Zoe, who reveals that Blake was a police informant and Marco his handler. Marco trying to regain control, offers Kane a deal: become the new informant, or face charges over the murders of Blake and Jago. But Kane is in too deep and begins to make plans to take Marco out first. Gabe in a desperate attempt to delay the inevitable tries to intervene between Kane and her lover Marco, she has one card left to play to save Kane from his fate, she unveils the shocking news that his father was not the skinhead Hando whom Kane reveres. It was Martin, his own grandfather. The revelation backfires. Kane, disgusted rather than chastened, rejects Gabe.


  • Toby Wallace as Kane
  • Sophie Lowe as Zoe
  • Lachy Hulme as Blake
  • Nicole Chamoun as Laila
  • Julian Maroun as Farid
  • Jamie Abdallah as Malik
  • Markella Kavenagh as Cindi
  • Jeremy Lindsay Taylor as Marco
  • Kaden Hartcher as Stix
  • Lily Sullivan as Petra
  • Tyson Towney as Danny
  • Louis Corbett as Thomas
  • David Wenham as Jago
  • Dan Wyllie as Vic
  • Jacqueline McKenzie as Gabe
  • John Brumpton as McGoo
  • Syd Zygier as Maeve
  • Jordan Mooney as Anthony
  • Sam Parsonson as Noddy
  • Simon Palomares as George Anabasis
  • Philip Hayden as McKew
  • Fletcher Humphrys as Lyno
  • Cliff Ellen as Martin
  • Michael Vice as Joshan
  • Madeleine Vizard as Georgia Lee
  • David Woods as Fitch
  • Kali Hulme as Sergeant Porter
  • Vic Haslam as Aged Care Nurse
  • Amy Raffe as Female Receptionist
  • Cait Spiker as Karyn
  • Kate Song as Katy
  • Jimmy Petropoulos as Kick Boxer Opponent
  • Peter Hitchener as News Presenter
  • Darius Googe as Stix Hand Double